The Beavers have done well over the last couple cycles identifying talent in the state of Florida that might have been overlooked initially by some of the more prominent programs in the area. 2018 is no different as speedster Terrence Horne Jr. recently picked up an offer from the Beavers, his first.
Horne was initially noticed by Oregon State's running back coach Telly Lockette while taking in a practice of former 2018 commit Camron Davis last fall. Davis and Horne both played for Miami's Carol City and helped to lead them to a state championship.
Recently, Horne transferred to Miramar High School where he is excelling on the track. He recently ran the 100 meters in 10.29 seconds and followed that up with a 21.12 second 200 meter time. That kind of speed is what has Coach Lockette and the rest of the Beavers staff salivating. While his speed is what the OSU coaches like, Terrence's main interest in the program is due to the relationship built with Coach Lockette.
"What I really like about Oregon State is Coach Telly Lockette. With him being from the down south area, he has that South Florida experience and he knows how competitive we play down here. I think it would be great to be coached by someone that has that kind of understanding and it is something that I would like to bring up to Oregon State. We talk a lot, like at least two or three times a week. He wants to use me all over in their offense, as a running back mostly but also a receiver," Horne told BeaverBlitz.
Since picking up his first offer from Oregon State he has since earned an offer from Lane Kiffin's Florida Atlantic program. He's also hearing from several other programs including Kentucky, Louisville, Pitt, Central Florida and Akron. Moving forward, Terrence has a loose idea of how he'd like his recruitment to proceed and Oregon State appears to be at the forefront of it.
"I'm planning on taking some official visits this fall, but one thing I will take under consideration is the people that noticed me first and offered me before everyone else did will probably hold an edge. As for Oregon State, I'm going to try to do an unofficial trip this summer and then I'll take an official visit this fall too."
BeaverBlitz will follow up with Terrence Horne again as he sets up his unofficial visit to Oregon State this summer.